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Spain: FTTH nears 14m lines

The latest CNMC report reveals that 82.1 per cent of all broadband active lines in Spain were FTTH at the end of September, with almost 14 million lines. The country has 16.8 million fixed broadband connections, out of which 15 million have a speed of 100 Mbps o higher. Movistar, Vodafone and Orange control the […]

January 27, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Nokia delivers 20Gbps FTTH

Nokia has announced that Telefónica Spain has successfully trialled 25G PON technology. The trial, the first in Spain to demonstrate symmetric speeds of 20 Gbps, showed that 25G PON can co-exist with Telefónica’s existing GPON solution. Telefónica, with almost 60 million FTTH homes passed already deployed in their multiple business units, says it can now […]

January 17, 2023

Data: Over 1.3bn fixed broadband connections

By the end of Q3 2022, the number of global fixed broadband connections grew by 1.87 per cent and stood at 1.34 billion. Point Topic recorded a decline in fixed broadband subscriptions in eleven countries which mainly include emerging markets, as well as a handful of mature markets of well developed countries. Other main trends […]

January 16, 2023

Survey: UK full fibre uptake limited

With full fibre networks passing 41 per cent of UK premises and with nearly 2 million of those having access to two or more independent network providers, consumers now have unprecedented access to a range of competitively priced ultrafast broadband packages. However, the uptake of full fibre services, especially those combined with a TV bundle, […]

December 23, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: UK, Germany lagging in European fibre rollout

Fibre is increasingly taking root in the five largest European markets. Since the first quarter of 2021, 1.8 million broadband FTTx subscriptions have been taken on average each quarter to reach more than 37 million subscriptions across 146 million households at Q2 2022 in those five countries, reports Dataxis. The technology has disrupted the broadband […]

December 8, 2022

Cube invests in ClioFiber

Cube Infrastructure Managers’ Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF) has announced its investment in a wholesale fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) / fibre-to-the-office (FTTO) project operated by ClioFiber in Italy. The first phase of this project represents an investment plan of circa €50 million. ClioFiber marks a major milestone in CEBF’s history as the fund’s tenth investment since its […]

December 6, 2022

Deutsche Telekom accelerates fibre rollout

In the coming year, Deutsche Telekom plans to increase the pace of its fibre rollout significantly, with 2.5 to 3 million connections set to be added in 2023. In the current year, Telekom’s fibre team is fully on track to achieve the goal of offering FTTH connections to an additional 2 million households and businesses. […]

December 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Spain: Smaller telcos taking on FTTH giants

Smaller Spanish telcos – namely Digi, Avatel and Finetwork – are increasingly gaining momentum in the country, reaching 1.45 million FTTH customers and snapping at the heels of the established operators. The three smaller operators have gained 400,000 FTTH customers since January and could reach 2 million in the first half of next year, according […]

November 1, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: FTTH tops 13.4m

Spain: FTTH tops 13.4m FTTH take-up continues growing significantly in Spain. In a year, the number of FTTH lines grew by 1.1 million to over 13.4 million, according to the latest data from CNMC. In one month (August) it gained 79,514 lines. Movistar is the market leader with 37.1 per cent, 4.96 million of the […]

October 28, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Vodafone, Altice in German fibre JV

Telcos Vodafone Group and Altice are creating a joint venture (FibreCo) to deploy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to up to 7 million homes over a six-year period. Vodafone’s next generation broadband network in Germany currently offers up to 1Gbps connections to over 24 million homes. This partnership with Altice is complementary to Vodafone’s clear upgrade plans for […]

October 17, 2022By Colin Mann